Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in a person or couple’s life. It is the circle of life that people look forward to continuing throughout life. However, it can also be a very expensive time depending on the type of health care that you have. Since health care is something that people usually hate paying for and it is always up for debate, it can be easy to be confused. The type of health care that you can get might sometimes vary depending on your economic status and other variables; it is important that as a new parent you understand the differences in health care while you are pregnant and even what steps you might want to take before you actually start trying to have a baby. Continue reading here:
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What are the Nutrients in Wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B8, and B12; C, E and K and all eight essential amino acids as well as thirteen of the sixteen non-essential amino acids. A single teaspoon of wheatgrass juice has only ten calories and almost a whole gram of protein. It also contains 8mcg of iodine, 15mg of calcium ,879 mcg of iron and 62mcg of zinc. Wheatgrass also contains Superoxide Dismutase (SOD). Because of the high content of chlorophyll, wheatgrass is believed to assist in blood flow, improve digestion and boost the overall detoxification of the body. Some studies have also shown that diets high in chlorophyll are related to lower incidences of colon cancer.
What are the Health Benefits of Wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass has a number of health benefits because of its high chlorophyll content. It can relieve allergies and clear up congestion. This also helps combat and prevent cold symptoms. In topical form it can ease the pain of minor burns and stings as well as sunburn. It is believed to help the body eliminate toxins, particularly those found in fluoridated water. It also reduces bad breath and body odor. Chlorophyll is also believed to have the ability to cure anemia, stimulating normal red blood cell count. Wheatgrass juice is high in beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A. A study conducted by Dr. Chiu-nan Lai, Ph.D., at the University of Texas Cancer Center, Dept. of Biology in Houston, Texas, showed that chlorophyll can prevent certain types of cancer. Wheatgrass also helps prevent the build-up of bacteria.